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Title: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: sircastor on Jun 28, 2010, 07:15 pm
Hi folks,

I've spent a little time putting together a tutorial for producing an Arduino Shield PCB from start to finish. I'm hoping it'll be a useful resource for people wanting to extend their Arduino's

The tutorial can be found here: http://aaroneiche.com/2010/06/24/a-beginners-guide-to-making-an-arduino-shield-pcb/
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: donkahones on Jun 29, 2010, 02:48 am
thanks.

I was just thinking about making my own shield the other day.  now I know how  :)  plus $5/square inch for three copies doesn't seem to bad.

FYI....the link to your PCB rules under "things you will need" is broken, although I did find them from the other monthly pcb order links
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: sircastor on Jun 29, 2010, 03:12 am
Thanks Donkahones,

I hope you find it thoroughly useful. Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. I have fixed it.
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: Andre on Jul 01, 2010, 12:30 pm
Thanks, that's a very detailed tutorial and therefore really helpful.

I'd just like to point beginners to the alternative of using Fritzing. It's really made for quickly creating Arduino shields, if your demands are not too advanced. There's a tutorial at http://fritzing.org/learning/tutorials/designing-pcb/.
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: sento on Jul 07, 2010, 10:33 pm
Thank's
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: laxman098 on Jul 19, 2010, 08:53 am
I hope you find it thoroughly useful
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: bbikebbs on Jul 19, 2010, 11:06 pm
Thank you, thank you!!  I stayed up wayyyy to late goiing through this but finally finished it. :D
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: wortelsoft on Aug 06, 2010, 08:59 pm
Thank's man!
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: zageek on Aug 07, 2010, 10:22 pm
Cool tutorial.

Here is an Arduino shield template I created for my own projects

http://geekstudio.co.za/dev/arduino-shield-template/
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: Wazzled on Aug 09, 2010, 01:33 am
Thanks
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: juliandasilva on Sep 16, 2010, 04:25 pm
Good work!
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: dukes5f5 on Sep 16, 2010, 10:57 pm
NICE!
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: 66tbird on Sep 18, 2010, 11:44 pm
Thank you
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: Geir on Sep 23, 2010, 04:07 pm
Thank you
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: Leon Heller on Sep 26, 2010, 10:13 pm
I've done something similar for the Pulsonix software I use. I imported the Arduino Eagle Duemilanove files into Pulsonix, extracted the board outline, connector positions and mounting hole positions, and saved them as a PCB profile file. It only took a couple of minutes:

(http://www.leonheller.com/images/Shield.gif)
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: ransol on Sep 27, 2010, 08:24 pm
Thank you!
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: iridium239 on Oct 03, 2010, 12:03 am
sweet
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: vegetable_robot on Oct 03, 2010, 03:09 pm
cool thanks.
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: a1rflow on Nov 30, 2010, 05:28 pm
Thanks for this!
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: Onions on Dec 03, 2010, 06:13 pm
wow...
Title: Re: A Beginner's Guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
Post by: GregaG87 on Jan 05, 2011, 04:46 pm
Sorry for bumping an old topic.

The geekstudio site does not work anymore and it says the account was suspended and his last online activity on forum was  05.11.2010.

His  shield eagle board file had a small mistake. The analog input connector was twisted in the wrong way. I fixed the mistake and improved the shield by adding another connector in parallel in order to be able to connect additional shields on top of it.

I take no credits or ownership over the files.

The files can be found here (http://
http://www.box.net/shared/6kh29hnh9h
)